The City of Parkville is pleased to announce that residents have several options to get rid of unwanted materials, yard waste, household hazardous waste and other recyclable materials this fall through events hosted by the City and in partnership with other entities.
The City will hold a fall cleanup event on Saturday, October 8 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Damon Pursell lot at 6105 NW River Park Drive. Items collected include small limbs, leaves and grass (no plastic bags), used batteries, scrap metal, water heaters, auto parts, metal products, air conditioners without compressor, washers and dryers without motor, tires, furniture and household debris. Items not collected include paint, air conditioner compressors, washer/dryer motors and household hazardous waste (HHW) items, but residents have the opportunity to dispose of HHW items through the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) HHW program. Proof of residency is required.
The City will also provide curbside pickup on Monday, October 10. Items must be placed at the curb by 7 a.m. and must be able to be picked up and carried by one person. Yard waste placed at the curb must be bagged and limbs must be bundled at a maximum length of four feet.
Parkville residents can drop off yard waste beginning on Monday, October 10 through Friday, November 4 at no charge at 6105 NW River Park Drive any time Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Yard waste does not have to be bagged. Proof of residency is required.
Parkville and Platte County are members of the MARC Solid Waste Management District HHW program for disposal of items such as paint, automotive products, antifreeze, batteries, CFL light bulbs, fertilizers, hazardous cleaners, household cleaners, pool chemicals, used oil and thinners. The HHW program conducts mobile collection events at various locations through the metro area. The next mobile event near Parkville will be held at the Liberty City Hall, located at the intersection of Kansas and Missouri streets, on Saturday, October 15, 2016, from 8 a.m. until noon. Visit http://www.recyclespot.org/ for more information.
Parkville residents may also deliver HHW accepted items on Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout the year to the Household Hazardous Waste Center at 4707 Deramus Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri. Proof of residency is required.
The City of Parkville participates with Gladstone, Pleasant Valley, Liberty and Lake Waukomis to give residents the opportunity to drop off yard waste and brush throughout the year at the Regional Brush/Yard Waste Recycle Facility in the Gladstone Public Works building located at 4000 NE 76th Street. The program is available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to residential customers on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Yard waste must be bagged and there is a charge per bag, truck and/or trailer. Proof of residency is required.
Acceptable proof of residency includes a recent Parkville sewer bill or a Platte County paid property tax receipt showing tax liability to the City of Parkville or a valid driver’s license.
Throughout the spring and summer, the City partners with the Parkville Commons and Surplus Exchange to collect essentially anything with a cord or battery (working or not) during electronics recycling events in the parking lot at City Hall. These events are open to anyone, not just Parkville residents – anyone can get rid of freezers, cell phones, or other electronic items for free but there is a charge to recycle TVs: $20 for TVs smaller than 27” and $40 for TVs larger than 28″. The next event will be held on Tuesday, September 13 at Parkville City Hall from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. or until the truck is full.
Residents are encouraged to take advantage of opportunities to reduce, reuse, and recycle waste whenever possible. The average person in the Kansas City metro still throws out about 7 pounds of waste per day. To learn more, visit RecycleSpot.org: greater Kansas City’s one-stop shop for recycling information. The website features a tool to allow visitors to search for instructions to recycle popular items based on zip code.
Visit http://parkvillemo.gov/community/waste-disposal-opportunities/ for more information about the waste disposal events available to Parkville residents.